18 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood, Maino was a fixture on the New York mixtape scene for the second half of the '00s, dropping at least a dozen street albums since 2006. His Hustle Hard imprint helped bring his long-anticipated debut LP, If Tomorrow Comes..., which spawned the singles "Hi Hater" and "Million Bucks." On Day After Tomorrow, he picks up where he left off. It has 16 tracks about living large, running game on the ladies, the ups and downs of fame, and BK pride. Assisted by features from T.I. (the money anthem "Cream"), Push Montana ("Gangstas Ain't Dead"), and Roscoe Dash ("Let It Fly"), he assembles a solid release, ideal for fans of lyrical NYC hip-hop. Maino's raspy, weathered voice complements strong beats from Buckwild, Mista Raja, Blast Off Productions, and Dangerous LLC, with standout joints like "Nino Brown," "Glad to Be Alive," and "That Could Be Us."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood, Maino was a fixture on the New York mixtape scene for the second half of the '00s, dropping at least a dozen street albums since 2006. His Hustle Hard imprint helped bring his long-anticipated debut LP, If Tomorrow Comes..., which spawned the singles "Hi Hater" and "Million Bucks." On Day After Tomorrow, he picks up where he left off. It has 16 tracks about living large, running game on the ladies, the ups and downs of fame, and BK pride. Assisted by features from T.I. (the money anthem "Cream"), Push Montana ("Gangstas Ain't Dead"), and Roscoe Dash ("Let It Fly"), he assembles a solid release, ideal for fans of lyrical NYC hip-hop. Maino's raspy, weathered voice complements strong beats from Buckwild, Mista Raja, Blast Off Productions, and Dangerous LLC, with standout joints like "Nino Brown," "Glad to Be Alive," and "That Could Be Us."

TITLE TIME
0:58
4:12
2:47
4:21
4:31
4:39
4:18
4:02
3:46
4:18
1:17
4:35
4:22
4:23
3:32
3:55
3:46
4:18

About Maino

A favorite on the New York mixtape circuit, Brooklyn rapper Maino, born Jermaine Coleman, grew up in the borough's Bedford-Stuyvesant section in a household with two drug-addicted parents. Lacking parental guidance, Coleman kept to the streets and involved himself in petty crime, which landed him in prison in the early '90s. There he learned to rap so that he could deal with boredom and isolation. In 2003, after about ten years, he was released from prison and wasted no time setting up his new imprint, Hustle Hard. Maino enjoyed his first airplay on N.Y.C. radio via Hot 97's DJ Kay Slay and began making several mixtape appearances during the following years. From his own mixtapes, street singles like "Rumors" and "Take It Like a Man" got his name buzzing among major labels, including Universal, who signed him in 2005. However, the deal eventually fell through, since his intended debut album, Death Before Dishonor, was permanently shelved. Nonetheless, Atlantic picked up Maino and his Hustle Hard imprint in 2007, and the Brooklyn native quickly issued street single "My Life Is Like a Movie" that year. Another track, "Hi Hater," surfaced the following year, prefacing his major-label debut, If Tomorrow Comes... and its platinum-selling single "All the Above," both released in 2009. The Unstoppable EP would land in 2010 with The Day After Tomorrow album and its lead single, "Let It Fly," both following in 2011. ~ Cyril Cordor

Top Songs by Maino

Top Albums by Maino

Top Music Videos by Maino

Listeners Also Played